Friday, 12 January 2018

Blank Page Muse Monthly Challenge - Come Join Us!


Challenge Rules:

  • The Challenge runs from the 10th of the month to the 5th of the following month, midnight Pacific time.
  • Create a new project following the theme in the post on the 10th. Come back here and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. Please make sure the link is to your specific project post.
  • You can add 2 new projects as long as they are new and linked to separate posts on your blog or public Facebook page.
  • Project(s) must have physical stamps clearly used. The stamps don't have to be ours but we'd love it if they were!
  • Tag us @blankpagemuse on Facebook or #blankpagemuse on Instagram with your project and you will get an extra entry to the random drawing.
  • PRIZES! Yes, there is a prize if we have at least 10 unique people link up that follow the theme.  There will be a random drawing for a $10 Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. If we get to 20 unique players, there will be a random drawing for a $20 Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
  • The Winner will be posted here on the blog on the 9th of the month before the next challenge is posted.
    Read the challenge rules to participate.  HERE

    Check out the January Design Team's projects HERE.
    https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

January Challenge DT Reveal - Blank Page Muse

It's a new year, a new shop name and new inspiration for you to look forward to!

 Every month on the 10th, all of our wonderful designers come together to show you a collaboration of ideas.  We will play along with a different theme each month and share with you how you can turn a 'blank page' into something amazing!

January Challenge DT Reveal This months theme is: Turquoise, Silver and Sparkle!
Ice Skaters Winter Fabric Tag

Simon Says Monday Stamp Challenge - This week the challenge is "Winter Blues"  Create something with a spot of blue somewhere on your project. There are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, scrapbooker, or any other kind of crafter you are welcome.  You may enter up to 5/week.  Simon Says Stamps will be giving away $50 voucher to the shop. Challenge Rules

The first Artistic Stamper Challenge of 2018 is "Anything Goes" which means you can do anything you like as long as it has rubber stamping in it. Then link up using the Inklinkz. (maximum 3 entries per person). One randomly picked entrant will receive a stamp of their choice from the Artistic Stamper. More info can be found HERE.
https://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/creative-challenge-1-2018-anything-goes.html

Directions:
1. Cut out 2 rectangles of creme muslin fabric (4x5") and trim into a tag shape. Next, stamp the children using black ink along the bottom edge. Tie a "knot style" faux bow with a small length of muslin fabric.


2. Layer the two tag shaped pieces and machine stitch around the edge of the tag using a contrasting thread.  Use a needle to unpick the threads of the fabric and gently fray the edges. (1/4")
3. Use masking tape to attach the tag to a piece of cardboard or box lid to protect the edges from the spray mist. Apply turquoise mist and use your finger to work it into the fabric. Color the faux bow with turquoise mist and set both aside to dry.
 

 4. Apply white crackle paint onto the upper portion of the tag and create snow drifts along the bottom edge. Set aside to dry.

5. When the crackle paint has set, stamp a flurry of snowflakes around the children. To make the children appear in front of some snowflakes, mask off the children with a bit of scrap paper, stamp the snowflake while overlapping the paper, and then discard the paper. Repeat masking off the edge to create snowflakes extending off the tag while maintaining the crisp edge of the stitching and frayed edge.

6. Apply silver glitter glue along the ground around the children's feet and accentuate the snowflakes by adding iridescent glitter glue over them.

7. Attach a loop of twine to the top and adhere the faux bow. Finally, wrap a bit of twine multiple times along the lower edge, embellish the tag with a scattering of teal sequins, and adhere a selection of small snowflake buttons.

A Closer Look:


Supplies:
1. Silhouette Style Children Ice Skating Winter Art Rubber Stamp

2. Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set (snowflakes)

To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit www.blankpagemuse.com

Other Supplies: black & teal ink pads, muslin fabric, turquoise spray mist, silver glitter glue & iridescent glitter glue, white crackle paint, embellishments: sequins, gems, & small snowflakes, twine



 Join Us in the NEW Monthly Creative Challenge
Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is Turquoise, Glitter, & Sparkle. Create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. There will be a random prize drawing for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate. You can find all the guidelines HERE.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
Blank Page Muse Blog www.blankpagemuse.blogspot.com

follow us on Facebook. HERE
and join The Blank Page Muse Fan Group. HERE
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Blank Page Muse Quick Ideas - Mermaid Dream Card

Hi Friends,
Thanks for stopping by today for a peek at my "Quick Idea." You can see the complete project over on the Blank Page Muse Blog.  Sometimes I need a little short cut and...well I can't give away all my tips here so head over to the BPM Blog. HERE

https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/2018/01/mermaid-dream-card.html
(January Theme: turquoise, silver, sparkle)

To purchase the stamp for this project, visit www.blankpagemuse.com

Other Supplies:
ink pad (black/teal/platinum), pattern paper, water color paints, colored pencils, teal spray mist, gloss medium, starfish charm, teal glitter card base

Join Us:  Blank Page Muse Monthly Creative Challenge This month's theme is Turquoise, Glitter, & Sparkle. Just create a new project following the theme and and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool. There will be a random drawing for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
You can find all the guidelines HERE.
https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/p/creative-challenge-rules.html
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
Blank Page Muse Blog
Follow us on Facebook and join us to share your projects on
The Blank Page Muse Fan Group 

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Best of 2017 - Blank Page Muse


During the year, there were over 200 creative, inspiring, and simply
amazing projects created by the DT over on the Blank Page Muse Blog
Here are some of the best from 2017.  Enjoy!!!
https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-blank-page-muse-best-of-2017.html
Look out for my 3 projects in the Best of  2017.

Friday, 29 December 2017

New Name Revealed!!!

http://blankpagemuse.com/
Happy news to share today! Sin City Stamps have officially changed their name to...


Find them at www.blankpagemuse.com  They still have all the great stamps, nothing has changed other than their name. Some things may still say "Sin City Stamps" but all will be updated soon.  Come take a look at the Blank Page Muse Blog and meet the new design team for 2018!
https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/
www.blankpagemuse.com
 
Also, I've heard through the crafty grapevine to be on the lookout for
a new product from Blank Page Muse in the New Year.
I can say no more...for now the rest is Top Secret.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Artistic Stamper - December challenge

Hello,
Stamping onto pattern paper is a great way to create a quick card.  Then to really make the image pop, highlight parts of the design lightly with chalks or colored pencils.  By incorporating the design of the stamp into the pattern paper you save yourself some time.  I stamped Santa's sleigh off the edge of the paper, added faux stitching with a white gel pen, and then matte it with plaid paper.

 
This month's challenge is "Christmas" and can be interpreted any way you like. To join in with this challenge, make a piece of artwork that includes the theme and some rubber stamping. Then link up your project using the Inklinkz HERE so that they can see what you've made.  Leave a comment to let them know you have joined in with the challenge.  As always, there will be a prize for one randomly picked entrant.  The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper.  The challenge is limited to 3 entries per person.
http://theartisticstamper.com/
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: They are inviting you to create something for the Christmas/Winter Holidays.  It could be a last minute Christmas/New Year card or a creation to decorate your home.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Stitch It " which can be real or faux. You can find the complete list of rules to participate HERE.  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Store.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stitch/
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Artistic Stamper - December Challenge

Here is my stamped Christmas angel tag ornament.  She was stamped directly onto muslin fabric, cut into a tag shape, and machine stitched together. The pine branches were also stamped onto muslin. The wooden peace sentiment was embossed with gold glitter powder. A bit of gold organza fabric was inserted to create the 3D wings.

The Artistic Stamper december challenge is "Christmas" and can be interpreted any way you like. To join in with this challenge, make a piece of artwork that includes the theme and some rubber stamping. Then link up your project using the Inklinkz HERE.  Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know you have joined in with the challenge.  As always, there will be a prize for one randomly picked entrant.  The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper.  The challenge is limited to 3 entries per person.
http://theartisticstamper.com/


The Rubber Dance December Challenge - You may choose to use the colors or the theme - glitter or a combination of the two. We welcome any kind of projects.  Stamping must be obvious on your project but you do not have to use Rubber Dance Stamps to participate.  If you use our colors, all 3 colors must be the main ones, but you may add other colors too. Enter via the linking tool with a direct link to your post. No back-linking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge. Combine with as many other challenges as you like but you may only enter a maximum of 3 projects. Winners announced Jan 5th.
(1st Prize - Random Draw: €50 & 2nd Prize - DT Favorite: €25)  The prizes are vouchers to spend in the web shop. We will need a minimum of 20 players so tell your friends to join. If we don't get enough players, the two winners will get a surprise grab-bag with lots of stamps, so don't worry - there will be prizes no matter what!
https://rubberdance.blogspot.de/2017/12/rubber-dance-december-challenge-with.html
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: They are inviting you to create something for the Christmas/Winter Holidays.  It could be a last minute Christmas/New Year card or a creation to decorate your home.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Stitch It " which can be real or faux. You can find the complete list of rules to participate HERE.  Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Store.
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stitch/
a2zscrapbooking Challenge Rules:  Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue "Make It Pop!"  One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.
https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com